Recent Comments

    OBX Rental Blog Posts

    You guys rock! Thanks for getting the video Stacey! Check it out..

    If our visitors and/or locals have not experienced this yuletide favorite, you are in for a royal treat December 20-23 & 27-30 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Lights and music transform The Elizabethan Gardens into an illuminated winter wonderland complete with peacocks, butterflies, deer and other garden creatures created with flowers, seeds, natural elements, as well as traditional holiday decorations. 

    Tickets for Friends’ and Non-members: $9 for Adults; $7 for youth (ages 6-17); $4 for children (5 and under). For more information, call (252) 473-3234.

    National winners of a Today’s Show and HG TV, Mr. and Mrs. Poulos of Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, create a Christmas and holiday lights display year after year creating yuletide excitement for so many.  When you visit them, please express your appreciation of this wonderful Christmas experience.  We are very fortunate that Mr. and Mrs. Poulos provide all of us with a wonderful place to go to experience Christmas present and past.  Their hard work and attention to detail is astonishing. 


    The house is located in Kill Devil Hills near the Nags Head Woods entrance heading South on Rt. 158:
    1. Proceed to light at Ocean Acres Dr. (opposite MacDonald’s);
    2. Turn right at Ocean Acres Dr.;
    3. The road will change from paved to gravel as you go up a hill. Just over the top of the hill you will find the Poulos home.

    Children may receive a free photo op (so bring your cameras) with Santa in a demonstration Hang Glider for Hangin’ With Santa November 25th from 10am-2pm and November 26th from 1pm-6pm at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head.

    Watch the night sky magically transform as kites with lights glow atop Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head for Kites with Lights November 26th from 4pm – 6pm. Enjoy hot apple cider and cookies across the street at the Kitty Hawk Kites store.  Please call 877-FLY-THIS for all the details for both of the events above.

    Old Time Ensemble from the School of Music at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a creative group of fiddle-playing, banjo-picking, accordion-squee​zing, washboard-strum​ming musicians, present two Christmas concerts with holiday sing-a-longs at Roanoke Island Festival Park Indoor Theatre November 26 at 7 p.m. November 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for those 12 and under. Please all (252) 475-1500 for more information.

    Outer Banks Marathon weekend is coming up November 11 – 13, and as an event sponsor, Carolina Designs Realty, we invite you to find your destination accommodations during this event.  Outer Banks Sporting Events is very excited about hosting these amazing races!   

    Click here to REGISTER TODAY 

     Confirm your existing Registration here 

    Look for the link to our website, or call us at 800-368-3825 today.  Our office is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  In addition to our welcome package of soaps, paper products and freshly roasted coffee, the beds are freshly made and two sets of towels per bedroom are provided.

    Carolina Designs Realty donated funds to support a triathlon for kids, ages 5 to 12, held at Kilmarlic Health and Racquet Club recently. 

    All participants received a free t-shirt, enjoyed a lunch and a pumpkin afterward.

    Four Seasons Subdivision, a gated community in Duck, was recently selected by the North Carolina Chapter of the Community Association Institute as the winner of the Resort Community of the Year

    Distinctive vacation rental homes along tree lined streets make this gated Outer Banks community in Duck Village one of the most delightful places for a relaxing and luxurious vacation all year long. At Four Seasons your family will enjoy access to an indoor clubhouse, with pool table, video games and air hockey. The fitness facility offers an elliptical trainer, treadmills, stationary bicycles and weights. Four Seasons also offers tennis courts, basketball court, bike and jogging trails, children’s playground and a seasonal trolley to take you and your entire family to the beach.

    Newly added to the existing community amenities in 2011, there is now a new shuffle-board court and bean bag toss (corn hole game) at the outdoor pool, new flat-screen televisions in the workout room, and informational display cases in two locations.  In addition, the playground on the tot lot was replaced, the pool furniture has been refurbished, and the rest rooms that service the outside pool have been renovated.

    Due to popular demand, Scarborough Faire in Duck NC proudly announces Scarborough Faire Days will be even bigger and better in 2012! For 12 consecutive weeks from June 13th through August 29th, 2012, the whole family can enjoy free live entertainment. Faire Days will again run every Wednesday afternoon & early evening from 2pm-7pm.  “Our guests that vacation in Duck LOVE it and the festivals are an added bonus.” 

    There are many outside “malls”, such as Scarborough Faire and the Waterfront Shops in the town of Duck. Although there are a couple of local chains, most are eclectic stores with a array of offerings. There are many other stores, some stand alone and others in clusters.  No matter where you stay on the Outer Banks, you would enjoy spending at least one day strolling through the shops in Duck. Shopping in Duck is considered therapy by some and a tradition by others. Walking outdoors, beautiful weather, good company, ice cream cone in hand, what could be better?

    The finest fishermen at Carolina Designs Realty will participate in this year’s surf fishing scholarship tournament Friday, October 28th.  Support of this worthy endeavor will help guarantee continued funding of scholarships.

    To date, the Fund has given scholarships to 80 students for a total of $166,450!  The recipients are guaranteed continued funding in the amount of their original scholarship each year providing they remain in collage and keep their grades up!

     For more information, contact the Outer Banks Association of Realtors at 252.441.4036.

    Soar by day, swing by night

    To complement Soaring 100 festivities, the First Flight Foundation is hosting a Ragtime Gala October 22nd at Duck Woods Country Club in Southern Shores. Chef Dave Melson showcases fresh, seasonal, local cuisine from hors d’oeuvres to dessert, with wine and beer included and a cash bar available. 

    The entertainment, underwritten by Carolina Designs Realty, Inc., begins with Outer Banks’ own, guitarist Joe Mapp, bassist Andy Rice, and Leslie Erickson, gypsy-jazz music of Django Reinhardt, followed by a surprising floorshow produced by Elizabeth R & Company.  Dancing will follow with swinging, jump-blues and jazz delivered by Washington D.C. based, Terence McArdle and Big Trouble. McArdle’s group boasts a tick tight horn section playing the songs of Count Basie, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Charlie Parker, and Duke Ellington. A silent auction will round-out the evening with several selections of art, a beach home vacation, a package from Dayton to include the Dayton Air Show and tickets to the Aviation Hall of Fame; framed art from the Wright Family; and flights, of course.

    Soaring 100, a four day celebration at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills and Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, marks the centennial of Orville Wright’s world record glider flight in 1911, which is considered the birth of modern soaring.  Numerous flight groups, dignitaries, and aviators of note are travelling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to celebrate. To help welcome them, three evening events have been planned including an outdoor barbeque at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head on Friday, October 21; the Ragtime Gala; and a casual “meet and mingle” at Pamlico Jack’s Hideaway in Nags Head on Sunday, October 23.

    For more information and tickets on Ragtime Gala reservations, which are $100 per person, visit or call the First Flight Foundation office at 252-491-5165.  You may also save $10 when you purchase the package offered for all three evening events by going to